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State immunity in international law / Xiaodong Yang. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Yang, Xiaodong, 1965- author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (clxxii, 761 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Series:
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996) ; 89.
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law ; 89
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Subjects:
Immunities of foreign states.
Government liability (International law).
Language:
English
Summary:
The immunity or exemption enjoyed by States from legal proceedings before foreign national courts is a crucial area of international law. On the basis of an exhaustive analysis of judicial decisions, international treaties, national legislation, government statements, deliberations in international organisations as well as scholarly opinion, Xiaodong Yang traces the historical development of the relevant doctrine and practice, critically analyses the rationale for restrictive immunity and closely inspects such important exceptions to immunity as commercial transactions, contracts of employment, tortious liability, separate entities, the enforcement of judgments, waiver of immunity and the interplay between State immunity and human rights. The book draws a full picture of the law of State immunity as it currently stands and endeavours to provide useful information and guidance for practitioners, academics and students alike.
Contents:
The history of state immunity
General principles
Commercial activity
Contracts of employment
Non-commercial torts
Separate entities
Expropriation
Waiver of immunity
Measures of constraint
State immunity and human rights violations
The genesis of the UN Convention.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
ISBN:
1-139-57926-6
1-139-88701-7
1-139-57066-8
1-139-01637-7
1-139-56885-X
1-139-57241-5
1-139-57325-X
1-283-71625-9
1-139-56975-9
OCLC:
817870387